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Zeroguent Cream for ichthyosis, eczema & pruritus - 500g

Zeroguent Cream for ichthyosis, eczema & pruritus - 500g


  • One or more ingredients have been tested on people with psoriasis and proven beneficial
  • Rich emollient cream
  • Protects and hydrates dry and scaly skin
  • Contains soya bean oil
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Description

Zeroguent Cream is part of the Zeroderma range by Thornton & Ross. It is formulated to protect and hydrate the dry and scaly skin associated with ichthyosis, eczema, pruritus, and other related conditions. It can even be used on areas of raw skin and for nappy rash with infants.

This white, opaque cream is the richest formulation in a range of four creams produced by the same manufacturer in the UK. It has many similarities in its composition to Unguentum M Cream, but it contains soya bean oil and is sold at a slightly lower price.

It can be used as a replacement for soap as part of the daily bathing and moisturising routine and as a protective cream before or after exposure to harmful elements.

Its emollient properties work by forming a layer of oil on the skin’s surface to reduce evaporation of moisture from the upper skin cells. This has a moisturising effect, smoothing and hydrating dry skin, making it less itchy and scaly, and adding suppleness.

The cream is odourless and its only preservative is sorbic acid, which is generally well tolerated by most skin types.

It can be used as an adjunct to other treatments for skin conditions, such as anti-inflammatory creams which are sometimes used by people with eczema.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Zeroguent Cream are:

  • Light Liquid Paraffin
  • White Soft Paraffin
  • Soya Bean Oil
  • Glyceryl Monostearate
  • Cetostearyl Alcohol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Colloidal Anhydrous silica
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Polysorbate
  • Purified Water
  • Hydrochloric Acid

Directions

Whenever applying Zeroguent Cream, make sure that your hands are clean. If using as part of your daily routine, apply a thin layer of the cream three times a day, gently massaging it in. It can also be used as a pre-bathing emollient.

If you are using as a protective cream, apply a small amount to the affected skin areas before or immediately after exposure to the harmful factor.

The cream can be used by adults, the elderly, or children under supervision, and should be easily absorbed by the skin.

Precautions

Keep Zeroguent Cream out of reach of small children. It should be used externally only and always avoid contact with the eyes.

This product contains soya oil, so if you are allergic to peanut or soya, avoid use. You should not use if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of the other ingredients, as listed.

It may cause local skin reactions or skin irritation and, if this happens, stop using it and consult your doctor.

It is generally considered safe to use as directed while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Zeroguent Cream may, in rare cases, cause a mild allergic reaction such as a rash, irritation or reddening.

There are no known interactions with any other medicine.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Zeroguent Cream in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin (petrolatum), which has been used for >100 years as a healing ointment.

Although its primary effect is through forming a lipid barrier on the skin that traps water and limits water evaporation from the skin surface, petrolatum may also be able to penetrate into the upper skin layers and help fill the spaces between the outermost dead skin cells (1).

In dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may aggravate disease symptoms (2).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts did not find clinical data on the use of Zeroguent Cream in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin (petrolatum), which has been used for more than a 100 years as a healing ointment. Although its primary effect is through forming a lipid barrier on the skin that traps water and limits water evaporation from the skin surface, petrolatum may also be able to penetrate into the upper skin layers and help fill the spaces between the outermost dead skin cells (1).

In dry skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may aggravate disease symptoms (2). In a study of children with atopic dermatitis, an over-the-counter petrolatum based emollient was found to be just as beneficial in measures of disease severity and improvement, compared with two prescription device moisturisers when applied three times per day for 3 weeks (3).

OBS! This product contains a vary of different natural ingredients, including soya bean oil, that can cause adverse reactions in people with atopic dermatitis due to a higher risk of sensitivity.


References

  1. Skin Therapy Lett. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):5-10
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 May;10(5):531-7
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